Kaimondake volcano Climbing Notes

  • January 24, 2016
    Joakim S from Sweden

    Climbed Kaimon-dake in late October 2015. Clear skies and still warm for the season.

    As always it is better to come prepared for any weather. Bring rain gear and sturdy shoes as part of the hike to the top is rather rocky. The summit had strong winds so better bring a windstopper or warm jacket.

    For me as a young amateur hiker it took around 3 hours from the nearby Kaimon station (around 2 meters about sea level) to the summit including a few breaks and another 2 hours back down.

    About 100 meters before the trail entrance is the last toilet and vending machine before the hike, a recommendation if needed.

    Come early (6-7 AM) so you get time to return before sunset as the forest on the mountain becomes pitch black.